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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 4–10

April 13, 2020

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 4 to 10, 2020. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • April 5: Two Boko Haram suicide bombers killed themselves and ten others in Amchide, Cameroon. 
  • April 6: Nigerian troops killed nineteen Boko Haram militants in Kukawa, Borno. 
  • April 6: Nigerian police killed six in a clash over the lockdown in Kaduna South, Kaduna.  
  • April 7: Suspected herdsmen killed one in Oshimili North, Delta. 
  • April 7: Nigerian troops killed two Boko Haram militants in Ngala, Borno. 
  • April 7: Gunmen killed four in Bassa, Plateau. 
  • April 7: Nigerien and Nigerian troops killed "scores" (estimated at forty) of Boko Haram militants in Kukawa, Borno. 
  • April 7: A military officer and three kidnappers were killed during a shootout in Okene, Kogi. 
  • April 7: Boko Haram killed three in Askira/Uba, Borno. 
  • April 8: Sectarian violence led to nine deaths in Ukum, Benue. 
  • April 8: Bandits killed one and kidnapped sixteen in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna. 
  • April 8: Gunmen abducted nine in Chikun, Kaduna.  
  • April 8: The Chadian army said that military operations over the past month had resulted in the deaths of one thousand Boko Haram militants and fifty-two Chadian soldiers in the Lake Chad area. 
  • April 10: Suspected herdsmen killed a pastor in Oshimili North, Delta. 

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